Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Trainee Coordinator

Trainee Coordinator
Location: Fareham
Package: Basic Salary up to £22,000 plus bonus & flexible benefits package including hybrid working, up to 27 days holiday (Plus additional annual leave purchasing scheme)
Sector: Packaging distribution

Our Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Coordinator to join our team based in Fareham. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace.’ Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Appointing and nurturing new talent across our business is key to our continued growth.

The Trainee Coordinator Role  
Working as a member of our local Fareham office team, your role as Trainee Coordinator, will support both the sales team and the procurement team. On the procurement side you will gain varied exposure to wider procurement tasks and scenarios whilst primarily focusing on ensuring that correct stock levels are ordered and held for customers. On the sales side you will provide direct support to (and working closely with) the sales team, undertaking sales administration (sales order processing etc.) It is our intention that once a certain level of aptitude has been achieved, and following completion of probation, the successful candidate will also be encouraged to embark on an accredited training program. On this occasion we are seeking to hire someone on a full-time basis, working Monday to Friday.

Trainee Coordinator Key Duties

  • Working closely with and supporting the sales team and procurement team.
  • Administration of sales orders/quotations, ensuring customer delivery dates are met
  • Administer purchase orders and all other associated administration
  • To ensure that purchasing transactions are conducted in the timeliest and cost-effective manner
  • Regular use of internal CRM system
  • Dealing with incoming customer queries and providing advice & solutions
  • Working towards the development of a portfolio of existing accounts
  • Closely liaising with internal departments such as logistics and procurement 

Do you have the correct profile?
Whilst this is very much a development role (so full training will be provided), it would be useful if you have had some previous experience of working within a fast-paced office environment and gained some administration/customer service skills. We can teach you the rest! It would obviously be helpful if you have a genuine interest in pursuing a career path within purchasing/sales. As a minimum requirement, we do also seek strong computer literacy (MS Office to include Excel spreadsheets) & strong attention to detail.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds irrespective of your age, gender, disability, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or sexual orientation. Should you require any specific support or adjustments during the recruitment process, please email our recruitment team directly.
Our Benefits
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits package can include: –

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
  • Additional Holiday purchasing scheme (run annually)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Geographical salary weighting available at certain specific locations
  • Free parking at most of our site locations
  • Annual (company paid) volunteering day
  • Range of company cars or cash allowance (including hybrid/electric) for qualifying job roles
  • Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
  • Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
  • Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
  • Enhanced HR policies relating to various employee rights & entitlements
  • Long service awards (5-40 years)
  • Charitable giving options
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
  • O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)
  • Candidate referral scheme (awards £750 for referring successful applicants to Macfarlane job vacancies)

Your future with us
Here at Macfarlane Group, you truly have the potential to shape your own future and set your own ambitions. We are a large group company where internal promotion and mobility is a key feature of our success. Through tailored career plans, we provide a wide range of structure training & development pathways, utilizing both inhouse expertise to share knowledge and the best-in-class external training partners.
How to apply/next steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting the successful candidate to commence with us ASAP. Please note that Macfarlane Group supports ‘hybrid working’ where possible and we often conduct our first stage interviews via video. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant.
All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within 2-3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.